At this year’s BSC Expo, Natalie Daniels and Claire Richardson create jewellery with upcycled silver from celluloid film strips. Their company, The Silver Screen, champions film’s revival and survival.

Though only 0.025 mm thick, celluloid contains a surprising amount of silver hallide crystals. As part of the process to develop the image from the celluloid, this silver is extracted and becomes a waste byproduct.  The Silver Screen refines and upcycle the precious metal, and turn it into a keepsake.

Each design is inspired by cinema milestones and the mechanics of film across two collections of jewellery, with a percentage of profits donated to MediCinema.

The packaging is also upcycled, with each item coming in a repurposed 16mm can.

To learn more visit and follow @fromthesilverscreen on instagram. If you’re at BSC expo go and say hello on the Cinelab Film & Digital stand. Use code BSC20 for a 20% site-wide discount.


Pippa Considine

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